August 8, 2020

Friday, August 7, 2020

Dear Princetonians,

With deep regret and sadness, I write to update you about our plans for the fall, and, in particular, to explain why Princeton has decided that its undergraduate program must be fully remote in the coming semester.  In brief, the pandemic’s impact in New Jersey has led us to conclude that we cannot provide a genuinely meaningful on-campus experience for our undergraduate students this fall in a manner that is respectful of public health concerns and consistent with state regulations and guidance.

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June 25, 2020

Following a meeting held Wednesday, the Princeton Recreation Commission has decided to open Community Park Pool for a modified 2020 season beginning Monday, July 13. The pool, which normally opens Memorial Day, has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information about the schedule, fees, aquatic programs, and critical changes to rules and regulations will be made available very soon, according to information from the Commission.

“Patrons should expect significant changes in many areas including the daily schedule, capacity restrictions, hours of operation, fee structure, and more as we work to comply with the recently revised New Jersey Department of Health guidelines and restrictions and CDC recommendations,” reads an email to patrons. “The safety of our loyal pool patrons and our dedicated staff is the top priority.”

 

June 19, 2020

The Recreation Commission met Thursday, June 18 to discuss the status of Community Park (CP) Pool for 2020 but has yet to make a final decision on whether to reopen the pool, which has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“A great deal of feedback was provided from pool patrons, local health officials, recreation staff and elected officials,” reads a statement. “After a lengthy discussion, it was decided to meet again early next week to resume the dialogue in hopes of finding a solution that can strike a reasonable balance between the public health, logistical, and financial intricacies of operating the CP Pool under the revised state Department of Health restrictions this summer. If a balance can be struck that addresses the key concerns, CP Pool is still on schedule to open no later than July 15, 2020.”

May 29, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

There have been just two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Princeton in the past seven days and only 12 in the past 14 days. In its report today, May 29, the Princeton Health Department announced a total of 174 cases, only 59 active cases, and 90 cases recovered with isolation complete. There have been 18 total confirmed COVID-19-related deaths in Princeton and an additional seven probable (symptomatic but not tested) deaths from the coronavirus.

New Jersey health officials announced 131 new deaths today, for a total of 11,531 COVID-19-related deaths in the state, with 1,117 positive tests in the past 24 hours for a total of at least 158,844 cases.

In his press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy discussed ongoing reopening plans, announcing that child daycare centers will be permitted to open by Monday, June 15 with the Departments of Health and Children and Families soon releasing health and safety standards for reopening. Murphy also announced the restart of organized sports activities on June 22 and youth day camps, including municipal summer recreation programs, on July 6.

Outdoor activities, such as parks, beaches, and curbside pickup, have recently resumed, but non-essential retail stores are limited to curbside service and restaurants are permitted only takeout or delivery business. Outdoor gatherings are capped at 25 people, and indoor groups are limited to 10. more

May 22, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

The Princeton Health Department reported yesterday, May 21, a total of 17 confirmed COVID-19-related deaths in Princeton with seven additional probable (symptomatic but not tested) deaths of COVID-19 complications, 169 positive cases, 65 active positive cases, and 80 individuals recovered and released from isolation.

Recent focus has been on the long-term care facilities, where most of the COVID-19-related deaths in Princeton have occurred. Princeton Care Center has had 23 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among residents, 16 among staff members, and seven resident deaths from COVID-19 complications, according to the New Jersey Department of Health’s (NJDOH) report today, with suspected but untested cases excluded from the count. Fifteen residents and four staff members of Acorn Glen have contracted the virus, with seven resident deaths. There have been no reported COVID-related deaths of staff members in either Princeton facility.

In his coronavirus briefing from Trenton today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced 146 COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours for a total of 10,985 deaths in the state, with 1,394 new positive tests and a total of 152,719 cases. New York is the only state with more COVID-19 cases and deaths than New Jersey.

In its 11th week, the pandemic is slowing, Murphy pointed out, with daily cases, deaths, and hospitalizations continuing to drop. He has been gradually lifting restrictions, allowing parks to reopen, non-essential businesses to offer curbside services, and permitting beaches, boardwalks, and lakes to open today, with social distancing guidelines, for the start of the Memorial Day weekend. more

May 15, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

The curve continues to flatten in Princeton, as only two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the Princeton Health Department since Monday, with a total of 161 cases, 62 active positive cases, and 79 COVID-19 patients recovered and released from isolation, according to today’s May 15 report.

There have been 15 confirmed COVID-related deaths and an additional seven probable (not tested but COVID symptomatic) deaths in Princeton.

At his Friday afternoon press briefing, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced 201 more deaths from COVID-19 in the state, bringing the New Jersey total to 10,138 deaths, with at least 143,905 total cases, 1,297 new cases reported over the past 24 hours.

Murphy emphasized that the state’s daily numbers of new deaths from COVID-19, confirmed cases, and hospitalizations continue to decline significantly, allowing an easing of restrictions and lockdown orders. more

May 11, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

The Princeton Health Department reported today, May 11, a total of 159 positive confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 69 active positive cases and 68 recovered cases with isolation complete. The Health Department has reported 15 confirmed COVID-19-related deaths and seven additional  probable (not tested, but symptoms indicate COVID infection) COVID-19 deaths in Princeton.

There have been nine COVID-19-related deaths at the Princeton Care Center, with 36 confirmed cases, according to the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), and Acorn Glen assisted living facility has reported five deaths with 18 confirmed cases.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, in his press briefing today, reported 59 new deaths from COVID-19 for a total of 9,310 COVID-related deaths in New Jersey, with 1,453 new cases reported in the past 24 hours for a total of 139,945 cases.

Murphy continued to cite encouraging downward trends in numbers of new cases and numbers of COVID-19 patients in hospitals, as he emphasized continued slowing in the spread of coronavirus across the state.

The NJDOH reported today that 5,393 in Mercer County had tested positive for COVID-19 and that 340 Mercer County residents had died from COVID-19 complications.

There have recently been significant increases in testing in the state, but actual numbers of COVID-19 infections, locally and statewide, probably surpass confirmed case numbers because of testing backlogs.

For more information, visit princetoncovid.org or covid19.nj.gov.

May 8, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

The Princeton Health Department was notified today, May 8, of three additional COVID-19 deaths, which were previously noted as probable coronavirus deaths, but now confirmed by laboratory testing. Two of the deaths were from Princeton Care Center and one from Acorn Glen. The total number of reported COVID-19-related deaths in Princeton is now 14. About half of New Jersey’s confirmed coronavirus cases have been in long-term care facilities.

Backlogged reports from diagnostic laboratories over the past 24 hours resulted in a large bump in the total COVID-19 case count. With 16 additional positives, according to the Princeton Health Department,  Princeton has 157 confirmed cases, with 73 active positive cases and 63 recovered with isolation complete.

In his press briefing today, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy reported another 162 COVID-19-related deaths in New Jersey  for a total of 8,952, and 1,985 new positive tests in the past 24 hours for a total of  at least 135,454 cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey overall.

Murphy emphasized that the number of coronavirus patients in New Jersey hospitals has dropped below 5,000 for the first time in five weeks. As of Thursday night there were 4,764 New Jersey hospital patients with COVID-19 or suspected of having the virus, 1,439 in critical or intensive care and 1,089 on ventilators, both also declining numbers.

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in New Jersey is down 1,000 from last Friday and more than 40 percent less than at its peak in mid-April, according to Murphy.

Murphy continued to urge New Jersey residents to stay at home when possible and to practice vigilant social distancing, with face masks in public, in order to help continue to slow the spread of the virus. With Memorial Day weekend in just two weeks, Murphy is considering whether to lift further restrictions in the near lockdown of state businesses and facilities. more

May 4, 2020

By Donald GIlpin

Gov. Phil Murphy announced today, May 4, that all public and private schools in New Jersey will be closed for the rest of the academic year. Murphy’s decision, “guided by safety and science,” means continued remote learning through the last weeks of the school year for the state’s school children.

 Parks, beaches, and golf courses re-opened last weekend, as Murphy took the first step toward lifting restrictions, and New Jersey residents won praise for their compliance with social distancing rules. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick Callahan noted that there were challenges caused by the large crowds visiting parks and beaches, but there were no significant enforcement issues, according to law enforcement in all 21 counties. The re-opening of recreational areas came off largely without incident.

There were big crowds at state, county, and local parks, with some parks having to turn away additional visitors after reaching capacity. In addition, the attorney general’s office reported, some people had to be reminded that picnicking is not allowed under the emergency orders, and that, consistent with CDC guidelines, team sports and the use of playgrounds are also prohibited.  more

May 1, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced today, May 1, an additional 2,651 positive tests and 311 COVID-19-related deaths in the state reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the totals to at least 121,190 cases and 7,538 deaths.

On a positive note, Murphy, in his daily coronavirus press briefing from Trenton, pointed out a continuing decline in numbers of hospitalizations and a slowing of the rate of infection. He emphasized that the trend lines are moving in the right direction and that this weekend, as parks and golf courses are set to open, with restrictions, will be a test to see if the state can continue to move forward in overcoming the virus spread. He warned that parks and golf courses will be closed again if people do not practice sufficient social distancing.  more

April 27, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

Two more COVID-19-related deaths, the seventh and eighth in Princeton, were reported today, April 27, by the Princeton Health Department (PHD). The victims were two men, both with pre-existing medical conditions, one in his 70s, the other in his 80s. Neither was at a long-term care facility.

The sixth death in Princeton from COVID-19 was reported yesterday, April 26. The victim was a female in her 70s, the first coronavirus-related death of a resident of the Acorn Glen assisted living facility.

There have been four deaths at the Princeton Care Center.

The PHD also reported today a total of 110 total COVID-19 cases in Princeton, with 61 active cases in isolation and 45 cases that have recovered.

In his press briefing today,  New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy reported 111,188 total cases of COVID-19 in the state, with an additional 2,146 positive tests in the past 24 hours, and an additional 106 COVID-19-related deaths for a total of 6,044 deaths in New Jersey, though he cautioned that there may be some reporting delays in the numbers of cases and deaths.

Murphy noted signs that the pandemic is leveling off, with hospitals reporting continuing declines in numbers of COVID-19 patients, confirmed or suspected. After declining for the sixth straight day, the number of New Jersey patients, 6,407 as of Sunday night, is down 23 percent from its April 14 peak. more

April 24, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

The Princeton Health Department (PHD) reported today, April 24, five new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Princeton in the past two days for a total of 98 positive cases, 50 active positive cases. There have been five COVID-19-related deaths reported in Princeton, four at the Princeton Care Center (PCC).

The PHD, under guidance from the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), continues to work closely with the staff at PCC and also with staff at Acorn Glen assisted living facility. There were 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at PCC and seven at Acorn Glen as of April 20, according to the NJDOH.

In Wednesday’s update, Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert and the Princeton Council highlighted the community’s efforts to implement thorough contact tracing to help contain and stop the spread of the coronavirus. The PHD has been working to track down and warn all the people who have been in close contact with infected individuals.

The PHD has recently increased its contact tracing capacity by training school nurses to assist the effort. The need for contact tracing is expected to grow as testing becomes more widely available. Contact tracing, the PHD notes, relies on the cooperation of individuals who have been infected, and all of those who’ve been exposed have a duty to quarantine themselves so that the virus, if they get it, stops with them.  more

April 20, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

The Princeton Health Department (PHD) announced this afternoon, April 20, the death from coronavirus (COVID-19) of a male in his 90s at Princeton Care Center (PCC). It was the fifth COVID-19 related death in Princeton and the fourth at PCC.

The (PHD) also reported today a total of 83 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Princeton, eight additional cases since Friday. There are currently 36 active positive cases that are in isolation and 44 reported COVID-19 cases recovered, completing isolation.

The PHD has reported a total of nine PCC patients who have tested positive for the coronavirus.  Those residents and any other symptomatic residents are being isolated in a separate wing of PCC. PHD is working with PCC to have all staff tested for COVID-19 and continuing to monitor the facility’s universal masking policy. Staff with existing exposure to confirmed COVID-19 patients have been placed in quarantine.

The New Jersey Department of Health reported today that 2,591 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Mercer County with 122 fatalities, nine additional deaths in the past 24 hours. more

April 17, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

The Princeton Health Department today, April 17, reported just one additional positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Princeton over the past 24 hours, for a total of 75 cases. There are currently 31 active cases, four fewer than yesterday, with a total of three deaths from the virus, and a total of 41 reported COVID-19 cases recovered, completing isolation.

The New Jersey Department of Health’s report today for the rest of the state showed less evidence of significant flattening of the curve, as Mercer County reported a total of 101 COVID-19-related deaths, 14 since Thursday, and 2,123 total cases, 86 new ones in the past 24 hours.

In his daily coronavirus report from Trenton, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy reported 323 new deaths in the state today for a total of 3,840, with 3,250 new positive tests bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 78,467.

New Jersey is the state with the second most cases and COVID-19-related deaths in the country after New York. more

April 16, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

The Princeton Health Department (PHD) reported today, April 16, five new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Princeton in the past 24 hours for a total of 74 cases, 35 active and 36 recovered with isolation complete, and three deaths.

The PHD continues to monitor closely the situations at Princeton Care Center and the Acorn Glen assisted living facility. Two of Princeton’s COVID-19-related deaths occurred at the Care Center, where there are currently three active cases, and the PHD announced today that there are two confirmed cases at Acorn Glen, where the PHD is working with the facility’s administration on outbreak management and response, including an isolation plan for those exposed to the confirmed cases.

The PHD also announced today that a Princeton firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19. The firefighter, who began displaying symptoms on Sunday, April 12 and immediately took steps to self-isolate, is not currently hospitalized and continues to show mild symptoms of COVID-19.

The Princeton Fire Department has been employing a continuity of operations plan over the last several weeks, which has limited this exposure to a small group of firefighters, who are self-monitoring for symptoms. more

April 13, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

The Princeton Health Department (PHD) reported today, April 13, the death of a male in his 90s, the third death in Princeton from coronavirus (COVID-19) and the second death of a Princeton Care Center (PCC) resident.

Three additional patients at PCC who have tested positive and those who are symptomatic are being isolated in a separate wing of the facility. Due to the possibility for asymptomatic spread, the PHD is monitoring vital signs for all residents and staff daily, working to have all staff tested, and continuing to reinforce the facility’s universal masking policy. Staff exposed to confirmed COVID-19 patients have been placed in quarantine.

The PHD also reported 62 total cases of COVID-19 in Princeton, with 35 active cases in isolation and 24 cases recovered, with isolation complete.  The PHD attributes the increases to more testing and increased community transmission.

“Because of continued limitations in testing, and because there is growing evidence that the virus can be carried and spread by asymptomatic individuals, we should all presume that the prevalence of coronavirus in our community exceeds those figures,” today’s  PHD update stated. “All residents have been ordered to stay home.” more

April 10, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, in his press briefing today, April 10, pointed out some “good early signs, important early signs” of a leveling off in the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state, but the numbers of cases and deaths from the disease continue to rise.

Murphy reported 233 deaths in the past 24 hours for a total of 1,932 COVID-19-related deaths in the state and an additional 3,627 new cases for a total of 54,588 confirmed cases. Murphy urged New Jersey residents to stay apart, stay home, and practice social distancing for this holiday weekend as the only way to get past the peak of this pandemic.

Murphy’s message was echoed in a press release from New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick J. Callahan.

“It will be hard this holiday weekend to miss loved ones and forego traditional family get-togethers, but it is absolutely critical that we all stay home and maintain social distance,” Grewal said. “There are indications that these measures are indeed flattening the curve of the pandemic in the U.S., but if we let our guard down now by traveling for holiday gatherings, more lives will be put at risk.” more

April 9, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

New Jersey officials announced today, April 9, that there were 198 new deaths in the state in the past 24 hours from coronavirus (COVID-19), for a total of 1,700 deaths, with 3,748 additional positive tests for a total of 51,027 cases of the coronavirus statewide.

The Princeton Health Department (PHD) announced yesterday, April 8, a second COVID-19 death in Princeton, a male patient in his 80s.  He had pre-existing health conditions and was under medical care at the Princeton Care Center.

Upon testing positive for COVID-19, the patient was immediately moved to an isolated wing of the facility. The PHD is investigating potential exposure to other residents of the facility and staff.

Princeton now has 50 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, with the PHD currently monitoring 24 active cases. Twenty-four cases have recovered.  more

April 6, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

As New Jersey deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) rose to 1,003, with positive tests for COVID-19 increasing by 3,663 to at least 41,090 on Monday, April 6, Gov. Phil Murphy pointed out signs that the curve is beginning to flatten in New Jersey and that a peak in cases could occur later this month or in early May.

The Princeton Health Department today reported a total of 41 positive cases in Princeton, with one COVID-19-related death reported last week.

In his daily briefing from Trenton, Murphy noted that state health officials, for the first time, are beginning to see a decline in the growth rate of new COVID-19 cases. He emphasized that residents need to continue to follow orders to stay home and practice social distancing in order to prevent the curve from rising again.

Murphy presented a projected infection chart that showed 86,000 cases as a best-case scenario and 509,000 as the worst-case scenario at the peak, with the peak coming between April 19 and May 11.

“While we are not anywhere close to being out of the woods just yet, we are clearly on the right path to get there,” Murphy said. “Our efforts to flatten the curve are starting to pay off.”

The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Mercer County spiked to 19 over the weekend, with 740 total cases reported.

For more information, visit princetoncovid.org or covid19.nj.gov.

April 3, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

The Princeton Health Department (PHD) reported six new positive cases of COVID-19 today, April 3, bringing the total number of cases in Princeton to 37, with 25 active cases and 11 who are no longer under isolation. PHD yesterday reported the first death in Princeton from the coronavirus, a woman in her 90s who may have contracted the disease from a home health aide.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced today 113 new COVID-19 related deaths in the state for a total of 646 deaths with 4,372 new cases confirmed in the last 24 hours for a total of at least 29,895 cases. Murphy also urged New Jersey residents to fly flags at half-staff as a visual memorial to the coronavirus victims.  COVID-19 is now the most common cause of death in the state, which has the second most cases in the country after New York.

The PHD also announced yesterday that a Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad (PFARS) member has tested positive for COVID-19. The member began displaying symptoms on March 26 and immediately took steps to self-isolate. The squad member is currently not hospitalized, and the member’s COVID-19 symptoms have subsided.

The Squad member had contact with the public on one occasion during the period of communicability, but the instance posed little to no threat of exposure because the member was wearing protective equipment. All PFARS members who had direct contact with the member have been notified by PFARS or the PHD.

The exposure has been limited to a small group of squad members who are all currently being quarantined. PFARS disinfected all areas of the building and ambulances (which are decontaminated after every use) immediately after learning that the member was not feeling well. more

April 2, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

A female, over 90 years old, was confirmed by the Princeton Health Department (PHD) today, April 2, as the first death in Princeton from coronavirus (COVID-19). The woman may have contracted the coronavirus from a home health aide, whose contacts are being investigated by the PHD.

Princeton now has 32 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 20 of which are in isolation and being monitored by the PHD. Eleven cases have recovered.  Mercer County today reported totals of 386 cases and four deaths.

Gov. Phil Murphy today announced 182 new deaths, the state’s largest one-day jump, for a total of 537 deaths, and 3,489 new positive tests, for a total of 25,590 total coronavirus cases. Because of a backlog in testing results, the new deaths and cases reported today did not all come in the past 24 hours.

Almost half (47 percent) of the total deaths in the state have been residents over age 80, officials reported.

In its 3 p.m. update, the PHD continued to strongly recommend continued social distancing and urged that “all Princeton residents, workers, students, and visitors take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against novel coronavirus. Your health and the health of the community is our top priority.”

For more information, visit princetoncovid.org or covid19.nj.gov.

A special meeting via Zoom will be held Monday, April 6 at 7 p.m. by Princeton Council. Instructions for how to access the meeting can be found at www.princetonnj.gov.

The Council will meet electronically from 5-7 p.m. in a portion that is not open to the public, during which no formal action is expected to be taken. The agenda will be posted on Friday, April 3, at the above address.

March 30, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to take its toll on New Jersey with a record 3,347 new cases in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,636 confirmed cases in the state and 37 new deaths, for a total of 198 fatalities.

The number of positive cases in Princeton rose to 26, according to the Princeton Health Department, while the New Jersey Department of Health announced that there are now 249 cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County. All these numbers are expected to rise in the coming days as testing increases and the virus continues to spread.

 “These numbers have gone up dramatically,” Gov. Phil Murphy said at his press briefing today, March 30.  “We expect them to continue to go up dramatically.”

Mercer County is opening a drive-up testing site at Quaker Bridge Mall on Tuesday, March 31.  The site will operate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday for symptomatic residents of Mercer County, by appointment only with a prescription from a primary health care provider. more

March 29, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

The Princeton Health Department (PHD) announced this weekend that two Princeton police officers have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Both officers began displaying symptoms about a week ago and immediately took steps to self-isolate. One is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19. The other is showing moderate symptoms. The officers have written no citations, have made no arrests, and have had limited contact with the public during the period of communicability.

Anyone who had direct contact with either officer is being notified by the PHD. The Princeton Police Department (PPD) has been employing a plan over the last several weeks which has isolated this exposure to a small group of officers, who are all being quarantined.

As soon as the PPD received information that the officers were not feeling well, all areas of the police department and patrol vehicles were disinfected.

One additional member of the police department is currently awaiting test results.  more

March 27, 2020

By Donald Gilpin

New Jersey officials announced 27 new deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) today, March 27, with 1,982 new known cases in the state, bringing totals to 8,825 positive tests and 108 deaths. New Jersey ranks second in the country after New York in most COVID-19 cases reported.

There have been 16 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Princeton and 131 in Mercer County. Northern and Eastern New Jersey counties account for the vast majority of New Jersey cases so far.

Wth testing lags as long as seven days, the actual number of cases in the state is likely much higher than reported, according to state officials, who expect the number of positive cases to continue rising, with the peak of infections possibly three weeks away.

The NJ Department of Health and local officials continue to advise residents: Whether you are ill or not, adhere to the governor’s Executive Order and stay home. If you must leave your home, practice social distancing. Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert, Health Officer Jeff Grosser, and Board of Health Chair Dr. George DiFerdinando provided guidance and fielded questions from the public in a 90-minute online session this morning, and Grosser returned this afternoon on princetoncovid.org with responses to COVID-19 questions.

Grosser’s comments included discussion of best practices for social distancing, self-quarantining, and self–isolation; the governor’s Executive Order on COVID-19;  warning signs;  supplies to have on hand; and other suggestions for breaking the chain of transmission.

“Each one of us is currently taking a role in ending this pandemic,” said Grosser.

Many municipal and nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals have been reaching out with help for the community in combating the pandemic. Princeton Human Services announced that residents should visit princetoncovid.org for information and assistance. Human Services also urged those looking for resources to call (609) 396-9355 ext. 11 for home delivery of free pre-packaged bags of food from Arm in Arm; or call Human Services at (609) 688-2055 for assistance paying bills and other essential expenses due to job loss; or if threatened with eviction; or if experiencing wage theft (not paid for work you have done or not properly paid overtime wages). Certain services are based on income eligibility and program criteria.

For more information, visit princetoncovid.org.